Congratulations! You’ve been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation’s Institute, a school for talented birds! Roam the halls and find love in between classes as a sophomore student at the world’s greatest pigeon high school.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (559 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 4, 2014

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"This pigeon dating simulation is easily the most entertaining visual novel I’ve ever played"
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The Hatoful Boyfriend Summer of Dove Collector's Edition also includes the original Hatoful Boyfriend (PC), digital soundtrack, exclusive new comic from original developer Hato Moa, exclusive wallpapers of Oko-san, and the St. Pigeonations Yearbook (Class of 2014).

About This Game

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation’s Institute, a school for talented birds! Roam the halls and find love in between classes as a sophomore student at the world’s greatest pigeon high school. Finding happiness won’t be easy, but it’s not all academic - there’s always time for a little romance in this delightful remake of Hato Moa’s popular visual novel / avian dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend!

Please Note: No birds were hurt in the making of Hatoful Boyfriend. In fact, many found love.



An Avian Love Story: Chat with birds of every feather from narcoleptic school instructors to pigeon biker gangs on your way to flirty encounters potential suitors that set your hear aflutter. Spend time with the ones that strike your fancy and ditch the birds that prove to be a bore!

New Scenario and Ending: Series creator Hato Moa has created an all-new scenario and ending to discover in this exciting update for fans of the original game and brand-new Hatoful Boyfriend players!

Replayability to Fall in Love All Over Again: Build your own nest of intrigue within the St. PigeoNation’s Institute with genre-bending intertwining narratives, hidden stories, surprise paramours, and multiple endings sure to send you back to the start to try a new path and a different love interest.

Attend Class and Level Up: Choose elective classes like gym and art class to raise your character’s stats and bend suitors to your will by mixing charisma, vitality and wisdom. Get wise and you’ll pass your classes. Getting fit might save your life!

Fowl Twists and Turns: Not everything is as it seems at St. PigeoNation’s Institute! Uncover dark conspiracies, unexpected twists, and hellish fiends bent on bringing on the apocalypse. Pick your dates wisely, and you’ll flap off into the distance with your one true love. Take the wrong turn, and you might just end up murdered in your bed.

Sensual Birdfeed: Purchase delicious beans as a gift for your potential love interests and wow your feathered crushes with Calm Corn, Country Millet or Bitter Black Beans.



System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP with SP2 or later; Windows 7 with SP1 or later; Windows 8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows Vista is not supported.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities.
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities.
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: There are no penguins
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 58 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
you date birds what more could you want
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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
I didn't think I could die this many times in a dating sim for birds. Life is cruel.

10/10
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
122.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Everybirdie needs to play this game...

Pigeons, Pigeons and even more Pigeons... :3

Hatoful Boyfriend hatches surprisingly deep characters with an equally charming story.


I just love this game. <3
11/10
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
There are many things to be said about this game. At first glance most say, why birds? But I say unto you, why not birds? Hidden under what looks to be a joke of an idea is a very deep complex story with many paths and interesting characters. I do not joke when i I say, in my humble opinion, this is my favorite plot of any game I have ever played.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
If you ever wanted to know what it's like to be a human surrounded by beautiful pigeon boys then this is the game for you. 10/10 will date again.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Yes
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This game has it all!
Hunter-gatherer instincts!
Udon!
Pudding!
Narcolepsy!
Cave houses!
Legumes!
Nesting materials!
Scooters!
Punkgeons! (i.e., punk pigeons)
Bikers with no traffic violations!
Fava beans!
Ghosts!
Secret agents!

I can't decide whether this is brilliant or a desperate cry for help.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Definitely the weirdest game that I have ever played. The game got darker and darker the more I played it. I did not expect that at all. Hatoful Boyfriend is a game full of suprises and birdpuns.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This "game" masquarades as a light hearted pigeon dating sim with wacky characters but after completing most of the romances it turns into surprisingly dark story.

I would recommend this to anyone who is even remotedly interested in visual novels.

10/10, did not expect that twist.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
I ate one of my classmates.

10/10 would recommend
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Thanks Wayne for providing me with this amazing experience. I will never look at bird based relationships the same.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Best romance simulator 2015
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Okay.. uhh.. wow.
What to say about this game..

It's definitely not something I thought it was going to be.
I originally bought this game for the lolz since the general idea for this game is "Oh it's a dating sim... for birds.. lol" So originally, I played it as such. But as I carried on through the different routes you could take, I found each story more and more compelling. So many twists and turns and things that just randomly straight up hit you in the feels or made you think "wtf just happened?"

The main story is really creative and the genre twist really takes you through a loop and keeps you hooked. And for birds, the characters are really well developed.
I think the makers of this game knew exactly what they were doing. I want to take the player into a false sense of "This is going to be hilarious and stupid" Which granted, at some points, that's what it does. Very well. It's really funny.
When really it's building you up for a huge unexpected story hit. All the different routes are just branches of character developments, readying you for the main plot. I applaud that.

Over all, I'd actually recommend buying this game and doing exactly what everyone else is doing. Go in while not taking this game seriously at all and let it change your mind. Because it seriously will. Then it'll leave you there to sit there and think about how unexpectedly brilliantly done it is. Mediatonic, Hato Moa... hats off to you, this was a great experience.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Don't buy this thinking it's a joke, because it's not. It's weird at first, but you'll learn to really love the characters. I like all the endings, and there are a few surprisingly sad ones too. It's also got an interesting storyline that you'll discover.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
I played the whole game with all its possibilities an little (or even bigger) bird puns.
I never NEVER thought that any dating sim or especially a PIGEON dating sim can ever do something like this to me.
The closer I got to an end (There IS eh..something like a story. Veeeery important!), the more I became upset, nervous and excited. (Okay sometimes I was about to cry, or thought "♥♥♥♥ no. NO, PLEASE!")
An odd but amusing humor mixed with.. birds. And more birds.
HATOFUL BOYFRIEND REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART
Play this game and you'll understand.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Carve it into your soul, kid!

I didn't expect this to get as intense as it did (sometimes). I was looking forward to a quirky game about birds. I got a quirky game about birds, and seriousness, and tears, and shock.

...excuse me, do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Saviour, Lord Pudi?
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
To be entirely honest, I got this game as a joke. I mean, really, who seriously buys a PIGEON DATING SIM? I thought this would just be a lighthearted, funny game I could play for some kicks and giggles. Don't get me wrong, the actual romance storylines were pretty hilarious in nature, like the part in Ryota's romance where you get a peek at his job (if you've played the game you'll know what I'm talking about).

Honestly, I wasn't expecting much from this though besides the joke about it being a pigeon dating sim... until I got to the BBL storyline. Without spoiling anything, let me just say the BBL storyline/ending has nothing to do with romance. It gives you a huge insight on all the characters, their pasts, and how they're all connected. It's rather long compared to just romancing one of your bird companions, but well worth playing through. The BBL storyline/ending does not give you much choice options and is more like a visual novel, but I really appreciated how the developer chose to make it. For me, it turned this simple pigeon dating sim into something far more complicated and intriguing. It is also the reason that this game has become one of my favorite games I've played in a long while.

I give this game a 10/10 purely for the BBL storyline/ending.

11/10 for being a pigeon dating sim :p
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Lovely! This is the perfect game for you if you love charming birds.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
the best pigeon dating simulator i've ever played
69/69
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Get it.
Now.
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